Like any green tea, brew with water around 80C (175F) rather than at boiling point to minimise bitterness. I love the honey scent and flavour, which gives it that slightly sweeter edge. It’s very smooth to drink. A favourite green tea.
Revisited this old friend last night. This was one of the first flavoured green teas I ever tried, years ago, and it still has a place in my cupboard. The honey sets off the sencha really well, giving a sweet, smooth flavour, and makes this tea more forgiving than unflavoured sencha if you happen to steep it for a minute or two longer than intended.
A comforting drink for a sore throat.
Revisiting this old friend. This time I made the mistake of trying this at a slightly lower temperature – 65C – and bleurgh. No flavour at all. Back to the usual brewing method next time!
Having a late evening cup of this, just because, with a piece of the apple pie my other half brought home. I’ve been drinking this for years and I always come back to it.
Just trying this one out in the kyuusu, water at 70C and steeping for two and a half minutes. This is such a lovely, smooth tea, one of my very favourite greens and incrediblly easy to drink – and with that lovely honey scent. It’s worked out very well in the kyuusu, but I think I’ll play around with it a bit more and maybe use just slightly hotter water next time.